Were Jewish immigrants from the Pale of Settlement to the United States really driven by pogroms? This is a question with which I deal empirically, using data on migration and on events of anti-Jewish violence. 3,191 more words
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CHINA’S PRESIDENT HU JINTAO AND THREE CENTRAL ASIAN LEADERS OPENED A NEW NATURAL GAS LINE ON MONDAY THAT WILL EVENTUALLY IMPORT 40 BILLION CUBIC METERS OF GAS TO CHINA EACH YEAR. 121 more words
So you’ve found that elusive colonial era document and you see that your ancestor was born 22 January 1688/89. Your first impulse might be to ignore it, or maybe just assume that someone in the 17th century wasn’t really sure of the exact year. 815 more words
By the 19th century, the Ottoman Empire had become a has-been power whose glory days as the world’s superpower were well behind them. 527 more words
There is a lot of talk about the Occupation of Crimea by Russia and the referendum in Crimea to join The Russian Federation.
The West, led by, as usual by the US, followed ardently by the Third World Countries, have joined the Chorus and threaten the Russian Federation with Economic Sanctions and ostracizing of Russia. 780 more words
Anyone studying the causes of World War II soon finds themselves going back to the aftermath of the First World War. Specifically, the Paris Peace Conference which negotiated among other things the Treaty of Versailles, which set the terms of peace between the Allies and Germany. 764 more words